Month: November 2015

Tdap and Pregnancy

Pregnant woman sitting in a field of flowers and sunshine holds her belly and smiles at it.She's wearing a teal dress and a multi-colored scarf.

Pertussis is a serious disease for young infants. Pertussis epidemics occur in the United States every three to five years. Even though we have a vaccine, pertussis is a common infectious disease. There are 10,000 to 40,000 cases and 10 to 20 deaths per year.[1] Pertussis is most serious in infants younger than six months. Tdap and Pregnancy